Subject: General Tech | March 14, 2013 - 03:36 PM | Ken Addison
Tagged: Strider, steambox, steam, sshd, Silverstone, Seagate, Richland, quadro 6000, quadro, podcast, hybrid, APU, amd
PC Perspective Podcast #242 - 03/14/2013
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Subject: General Tech | November 11, 2012 - 06:00 PM | Tim Verry
Tagged: Silverstone, nt01-pro, nitrogon, hsf, heatsink
SilverStone recently launched a new air cooler called the Nitrogon NT01-Pro. At 140mm (W) x 97mm (H) x 120mm (D), it looks to offer up some impressive cooling potential. The cooler is aluminum with a copper base-plate and a total of six heatpipes.
Interestingly, the cooler can be used passively without fans or be paired with two 80mm fans to allow for faster processor overclocks. While 120mm fan support would have been ideal, with a bit of modding, you could have four 80mm fans in a push-pull configuration. It would sound like a jet engine, but would give you a great deal of cooling power.
Other specifications of the air cooler include six 6mm heatpipes and a net weight of 470g without fans, which translates to just over 1 pound. One issue with the cooler is that it will likely cover up the top PCI-E slot when it is mounted vertically due to its 140mm width.
The Nitrogon NT01-Pro supports both AMD and Intel processors. Specifically, it can be used on motherboards with the LGA775, 1155, 1156, 1366, and 2011 sockets on the Intel side and the AM2, AM3, FM1, and FM2 AMD sockets. It will cost €50.90 (or approximately $65 USD). More information can be found on the SilverStone website.
What do you think of the Nitrogon NT01-Pro?
Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 1, 2012 - 02:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Silverstone, SST-HE02
The heatsink market has really run with the idea that bigger is better, with the SilverStone HE02 being no exception. At 170mm x 130mm x 160mm (6.7 x 5.1 x 6.3") and a whopping 990g without a fan (which it does not ship with) this is one of the largest consumer heatsinks on the market. At $66 it does cost as much as many heatsinks that do come with fans, however it is large enough that it could be used passively on some CPUs though [H]ard|OCP's testing shows you would be wise to attach a 140mm fan if you plan on overclocking. When they charted out the price to performance of this cooler it was obvious that this is not a worthy successor of the HE01.
"SilverStone is back with its latest air cooled heatsink unit for today's desktop processors. As far as size goes, the HE02 heatsink is mammoth. Along with the huge heatsinks we often find installation and compatibility issues. SiliverStone speaks to designing the HE02 in order to ease those pains. How well does it work though?"
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Silverstone Heligon HE01 Asymmetric Dual Tower Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
- Xigmatek VENUS XP-SD1266 CPU Cooler Review @ NikKTech
- Deepcool ICE BLADE PRO V2.0 CPU Cooler Review @ Hardware Secrets
- Zalman CNPS9900DF Twin Tower Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
- lacialtech Igloo 5761 Silent Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
- Zalman CNPS9900DF CPU Cooler Review @ Hardware Secrets
- Fight for Super Heavyweight Title: SilverStone Heligon HE01 vs. Phanteks PH-TC14PE @ X-bit Labs
- Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 CPU Cooler Review @ eTeknix
- Phanteks PH-TC90LS Low Profile CPU Cooler Review @ Hi Tech Legion
- ilverstone HE01 Performance Heatsink Review @ Ninjalane
- DeepCool Gammaxx 400 Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
- Corsair AF120, SP120, AP140 Fans @ XSReviews
- Cooler Master Excalibur 120mm Fan Review @ eTeknix
- Swiftech G Lok-Seal Compression Fittings @ Tweaktown
- Swiftech Maelstrom Standalone Bay Reservoir @ Tweaktown
- 120mm Radiator Fan Roundup Part 2: Fan Harder @ AnandTech
- Corsair Hydro H100 Water Cooling Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
- NZXT HUE RGB LED Controller Review @ eTeknix
- CM Storm Scout II Chassis @ Kitguru
- Xigmatek Asgard III @ Hardware.info
- Lian Li PC-7HX Mid Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
- Gigabyte Luxo M10 Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
- Xigmatek Asgard 381 Mid-Tower Chassis Review @ eTeknix
- Bitfenix Prodigy mini-itx case @ Rbmods
- RAIDMAX Orion Case Review @ OCC
- Aerocool XPredator X1 Evil Black Edition Case Review @ OCC
- NZXT Phantom 820 @ techPowerUp
- SilverStone Sugo SG09 Case Review: Someone at SilverStone Loves Tetris @ AnandTech
- Aerocool X1 Devil Red Edition Mid-Tower Chassis Review @ eTeknix
- Enermax Hoplite ST PC Case @ [H]ard|OCP
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 14, 2012 - 07:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Silverstone, Heligon, 140mm
If [H]ard|OCP's review of the SilverStone Heligon HE01 creates an urge for you to purchase it you should pull out a tape measure and examine your current enclosure. This heatsink hides a 140mm fan inside its 926g, 140mm x 119mm x 160mm metal body which many cases simply cannot accomodate. If you can however, you will have a top notch cooler as it topped out the charts when they tested it. You will have to pay a premium though, at $75 there are other coolers almost as good for much less cash up front.
"SilverStone brings us a newly design CPU cooler with wider fin spacing and an internally mounted adjustable 140mm adjustable speed fan sporting six heatpipes and Nickel-coated copper base. The Heligon HE01 is supplied with hardware that supports all recent socket configurations from both Intel and AMD."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 CPU Cooler Review @Hi Tech Legion
- Silverstone Heligon HE01 @ FrostyTech
- Cooler Master X6 Elite @ X-bit Labs
- Xigmatek Dark Knight SD1283 and Loki SD963 Review @ OCC
- Cooler Master TPC 800 @ Kitguru
- Prolimatech PK2 & PK3 Nano Aluminum Thermal Compound Review @ Legit Reviews
- Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme AIO CPU Cooler @ Pro-Clockers
- Thermaltake WATER2.0 Extreme CPU Cooler Review @ Hardware Secrets
- Thermaltake WATER2.0 Performer & Pro CPU Coolers Review @ Techgage
- BitFenix Hydra Pro Fan Controller Review @ eTeknix
- BitFenix Recon Fan Controller Review @ Neoseeker
- BitFenix Recon Touchscreen Fan Controller @ Tweaktown
- Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm Cooling Fan Review @ Neoseeker
- BitFenix Recon Fan Controller Review @ eTeknix
- BitFenix Hydra Pro Fan and LED Controller @ Tweaktown
- Antec Three Hundred Two Mid-Tower @ [H]ard|OCP
- AZZA Genesis 9000 Review @ Neoseeker
- Fractal Design Define R4 Mid Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
- GameTiger T-Rex FR-16 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis @ Tweaktown
- In Win GRone Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
- Corsair Vengeance C70 Gaming Case Review @ Madshrimps
- Fractal Design Define R4 Case Review @ Legit Reviews
- Bitfenix Prodigy: a unique mini-ITX chassis @ Hardware.info
- NZXT 810 Switch Special Edition Full-Tower PC Chassis Review @ eTeknix
- Corsair Vengeance C70 Case Review @ HardwareHeaven
- GameTiger Mars VA-2 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis @ Tweaktown
- Cooler Master CM Storm Stryker @ Guru of 3D
- Cougar Challenger Gaming Case @ Pro-Clockers
- Lian Li PC-Z60 @ XSReviews
- CM Storm Stryker Case Review @ OCC
Subject: General Tech, Shows and Expos | June 13, 2012 - 09:03 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: trinity, spire, Silverstone, rosewill, nzxt, corsair, computex 2012, computex, asus, amd
The Tech Report found a few more Computex 2012 pictures to show off, including a teaser from NZXT of the previous Phantom model as the new model is still under NDA, no such problem for the case modders showing off at the Thermaltake booth nor for InWin and their new H-Frame case. Sticking with the cooling motif is this new fan from Spire which uses a new type of bearing to provide a longer life and Corsair's two new lineups of 120mm and 140mm fans, the AF series designed to maximize air flow through a case and the SF series for heatsinks and radiators which benefit more from the increased static pressure larger fan blades can provide. From Rosewill they spotted a silent PSU, SilverStone a SFX model perfect for an HTPC and big 1200W digitally controlled PSU from Corsair. Wrap up the tour with some bad news about the expected delay of Trinity on the desktop and some good news for audiophiles from ASUS' Xonar team.
"We've wrapped up our Computex coverage with another round of news. On tap: the PSUs and case mods that stood out at the show, new fans from Corsair and Spire, a chat with Asus' Xonar audio team, details on NZXT's next-generation Phantom enclosure, and word of a delay to AMD's desktop Trinity APU."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- AMD and ARM joined by Imagination, TI, and MediaTek @ SemiAccurate
- AMD 2013 APUs To Include ARM Cortex-A5 Processor For TrustZone Capabilities @ AnandTech
- TSMC reiterates supply of 28nm chips to come close to demand in 4Q12 @ DigiTimes
- TSMC joins giant fab race @ The Register
- Open Rail, or, why didn’t we think of this? @ Hack a Day
- nstall Windows 8 from a USB Drive, Dual-boot with XP, Vista and 7 @ TechSpot
- Netgear ReadyNAS Duo v2 @ Legion Hardware
- Computex: Thunderbolt is coming, slowly for now @ Kitguru
Subject: General Tech, Cases and Cooling | June 11, 2012 - 06:29 PM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: Silverstone, SST-HE02, passive cooling
Olivier of FanlessTech notified us of a recent SilverStone passive CPU cooler. If you would prefer to jam your case with a giant piece of metal than hear a fan whine -- you should read on. I must say, this gets me interested.
I hope this will continue to be a trend of not needing to trade-off between performance and silence.
It is becoming very difficult to find passive cooling systems for PC parts and it becomes even more difficult if you actually want a good PC when all is said and done. The latest cooler from SilverStone will support CPUs up to 95W which is well over what is required for even the higher-end 77W Ivy Bridge processors.
If only there would be options like this for a GTX 680 or similar GPU.
It is a shame that passive power supplies seem to have not crept too far past 500W and that GPU coolers have been getting substantially less and less passive over time. But I guess someone needs to break the ice and I am glad that you will at least have an option for passively cooling higher-end CPUs and maybe we will see that trickle into other high-end PC markets.
The SST-HE02 is expected to cost $70 and will be available late in Q3 of this year.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 5, 2012 - 07:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Silverstone, Temjin TJ08-E Evolution, SFF, MicroATX
Silverstone's Temjin TJ08-E Evolution is a strange beast, with a 180mm fan and the ability to house full sized graphics cards but it is built for microATX boards. That does make it perfect for some SandyBridge/SBE boards with multiple 16x PCIe slots that are of microATX design. There is a fan controller, a removable motherboard tray and quite a few other handy features all of which netted a Recommendation from The Tech Report. If you need a LAN box or just want a PC in a smaller case then you really should check this one out.
"With an 180-mm intake fan and room for high-end video cards, Silverstone's Temjin TJ08-E Evolution looks well-equipped to take on mid-tower cases. Except it's a Micro ATX mini-tower. We take a closer look to see if size really matters."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- LIAN LI PC-Q05 Thin Mini-ITX Chassis Review @MissingRemote
- hermaltake Armor Revo Snow Edition Review @ OCC
- SilverStone Fortress FT03-MINI Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
- Cubitek ATX-ICE Case Review @ OCC
- CM Storm Trooper Gaming Case Review @ HardwareLOOK
- In Win BUC 101 Midi Tower Review @ NikKTech
- Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Chassis Review @ OCIA
- Lian Li PC-TU200 Case @ Kitguru
- In Win BUC 101 @ techPowerUp
- Corsair Vengeance C70 Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
- Thermaltake Armor Revo Snow Edition Full Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
- Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro Cooler @ TechwareLabs
- Thermaltake Water 2.0 CPU Watercooler Review @ Ninjalane
- ARCTIC Breeze Pro & IOCrest Mini USB Fan Comparison @ NikKTech
- Xigmatek Dark Knight SD1283 Night Hawk Edition CPU Cooler @ Tweaktown
- SilenX Effizio EFZ-120HA5 Review @ OCC
- Thermaltake Frio Extreme Cooler @ TechwareLabs
- Arctic Freezer Xtreme Rev 2 Heatsink Review @ Ninjalane
- Xigmatek Praeton CPU Cooler Review @ Hardware Secrets
- Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile CPU Cooler @ Pro-Clockers
- Noctua NH-L12 cooler @ Hardwareoverclock
- Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Silent CPU Cooler @ HCW
- Thermaltake Frio Advanced CPU cooler @ Funky Kit
Introduction and Features
SilverStone was one of the first PC power supply manufacturers to design and market a fanless power supply for silent operation. While many of their competitor’s fanless products have come and gone, SilverStone continues to build on their reputation and later last year released the SST-ST50NF 500W fanless power supply, which is the latest addition to the Nightjar series. We are a little late to the party in reviewing the ST50NF but after talking with the good folks at SilverStone it appears the wait was worth it as they have continued to tweak the design in recent months to improve AC ripple suppression on the DC outputs.
Here is what SilverStone has to say about the Nightjar 500W fanless power supply: The fanless Nightjar series power supplies are long favorites for professionals and enthusiasts alike that require noiseless power solution with no moving parts. With increasing power demands required from modern computers, SilverStone engineers have once again created another fanless power supply with leading output level in ST50NF. With 500W of continuous rating, near 80Plus Silver efficiency, ±3% voltage regulation, single +12V rail, multiple PCI-E connectors, and full host of safety features, the ST50NF is a great choice for mission-critical systems that need to operate in noiseless or dusty environments.
SilverStone Nightjar 500W Fanless PSU Key Features:
• Fanless thermal solution,0 dBA Acoustics
• 500W continuous power output
• 80 PLUS Bronze certified with84%~88% efficiency at 20%~100% load
• Compliance with ATX 12V v2.3 and EPS 12V Specifications
• Strict ±3% voltage regulation
• PCI-E 8-pin and PCI-E 6-pin connectors
• Powerfull class-leading single +12V rail (38A)
• Aluminum construction
• Server-level components
• Universal AC input (100~250V) with Active PFC
Editor’s Note: Fanless PC power supplies occupy a niche market and are targeted towards users who want a silent power supply for use in noise-sensitive areas or who need a power supply that can survive in a dusty/dirty environment that might choke and kill a conventional fan cooled PSU. Fanless power supplies rely on convection cooling and still require airflow in and around the power supply chassis to carry away the waste heat. So while the power supply itself may not have a fan, the computer enclosure must still have some means of creating airflow to keep the CPU, GPU and PSU cool. The last thing you want to do is put a fanless PSU in a closed enclosure without any fans or airflow!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 27, 2012 - 02:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Silverstone, PS07, precision series
If you are looking for an inexpensive mid-size tower that can handle GPUs up to 13.5" in length and coolers with a height of 165mm or shorter the SilverStone Precision Series PS07 is not a bad choice. It can handle up to three 120mm fans for cooling but no grommets for an external radiator if you prefer watercooling. Sticking with the air cooling motif, they've included fan filters which are held in place with magnets offering an easier way to keep them clean than many competitors. MEKTU Mods was also fond of the cable management solutions and the removable roof and motherboard tray.
"Some might say that the PS07 is aimed more towards a budget buyer. There is nothing wrong in that and if the product is high in quality and looks good, I'm all for it. So, is the Silverstonetek's PS07 the case for you? Read and find out!"
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Antec One Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
- Lian Li's PC-90: The Hammer Strikes Hard @ AnandTech
- Xigmatek Gigas @ OC3D
- Cooler Master Silencio 550 Case Review @ Madshrimps
- SilverStone Raven RV03 @ SPCR
- Fractal Design Define R3 USB 3.0 Black Pearl Mid-Tower Chassis @ Tweaktown
- Enermax Fulmo GT Full Tower Chassis Review @ eTeknix
- SilverStone Grandia Series GD06 Chassis @ Kitguru
- NZXT Switch 810 Full-Tower Chassis @ Tweaktown
- AZZA Fusion 3000 Full Tower Case @ Overclockers Online
- Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Black & White
- AZZA Fusion 4000 Review @ Neoseeker
- Antec One Mid-Tower Chassis Review @ eTeknix
- Anidees Al-6B Mid Tower Case @ Kitguru
- Rosewill Ranger-M MicroATX Mini Tower @ The SSD Review
- Corsair Carbide 300R @ Guru of 3D
- Noctua NF-F12 @ XSReviews
- Noctua NF-N12 PWM 120mm fan Review @ XtremeComputing
- Aqua Computer Aquaero 5 XT USB Fan Controller Review @ Legit Reviews
- Noctua NF-F12 PWM Fan @ Bjorn3D
- Corsair Hydro Series H100 Liquid CPU Cooler Review @ circuitREMIX
- Corsair H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Review @ Hi Tech Legion
- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler Review @ eTeknix
- NZXT Havik 120 @ X-bit Labs
- Coolermaster Gemini II M4 Cooler Review @ HardwareLOOK
- Coolermaster Hyper 612 PWM Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
- Phanteks PH-TC14PE (vs. Noctua NH-D14) CPU Cooler @ Kitguru
- BitFenix Merc Alpha Chassis @ kitguru
- Coolermaster Hyper 412S CPU Cooler Review @ HardwareLOOK
- Coolermaster Hyper 612S CPU Cooler Review @ HardwareLOOK
Subject: Systems | January 24, 2012 - 04:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: htpc, Silverstone, SST-GD06B
Some HTPC builders envision their machine handling more than just media streaming; why not play WoW or KOTOR on your TV? This can lead to some frustration if they chose an HTPC case that aesthetically fits their living room but cannot physically fit the components they need to drive the machine. SilverStone has met their desire with the SST-GD06B, which resembles a stereo component yet at 17.3" (W) x 5.9" (H) x 13.4" (D) it is big enough to give you a lot more choice in the components you can utilize. For instance it will take an ATX PSU of up to 5.9" in length, five internal drives and a CPU cooler of up to 120mm if you leave out the optical drive. You can have up to 5 expansion cards in the case, with four of those slots able to accept a card up to 11" in length. The only real fault that Benchmark Reviews found was the lack of IR support and a bundled remote control.
"With these smaller cases, space is always an issue. This is becoming increasingly critical as high definition content becomes ubiquitous. Not only do we want to view our new content in more pixels than our brain can even process, but we want to upscale the old content, or view it in 3D, and do it upside down, right side up and inside out. While you're at it give me dish, cable, recording, streaming, email, gaming and the kitchen sink. Oh...and it needs to fit in a single box on my entertainment system. Well, SilverStone is at least trying to provide the box, the rest is up to you. They've expanded on past models to fit even more powerful toys inside your HTPC. Read on to see how model SST-GD06B crams the performance you demand and puts it on your shelf."
Here are some more Systems articles from around the web:
- Soundgraph iMON Smartbay @ techPowerUp
- A.C.Ryan VEOLO Smart Android Hub Review @ Real World Labs
- Pivos AIOS HD Media Player Review @MissingRemote
- ASUS O!Play Mini Plus MediaPlayer @ Guru of 3D
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